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Re: 2013 Game?

I wouldn't mind seeing a game focusing on speed and scoring... Maybe something like hockey?
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Re: 2013 Game?

I like a bunch of the ideas on this thread, so I combined most of them: varied game pieces/roles, open field, durable pieces, tetras, and an easily understandable game.

Here is my idea:
Have a variety of medium-sized PVC game elements - some a simple pipe with a cap on either end, some tetras, maybe some other weird shapes, with an average dimension of 2' x 2' x 2'. This would make it very difficult to manipulate each one with the same grabber, but also allow a simple box bot/snow plow (like the robot from the game animation) to score. Each of these elements needs to be brought onto your side of the field for points, similar to a capture-the-flag or Hungry Hungry Hippos. Last, PVC is durable and easy to find (although making tetras would be hard).

The endgame could revolve around stacking the PVC game pieces - give 5 points for each foot off the ground, if fully supported by other pieces and not a robot. In order to prevent a team from knocking over an intricate stack, there should be a protected zone large enough to fit a stack or two, but small enough that you couldn't pile all of the game elements in (points are still scored as long as the game piece is on your side of the field.) Stacking PVC elements on top of other elements, and not on a robot, would prevent dangerous 10+ ft-tall towers that could topple. Smaller towers would not be a major issue - a 2' PVC cube is not a significant safety hazard if elements are removed from the top down, and stacks will not tumble a significant distance out of the field - especially if the protected zone is in the middle of the field.

One problem is that announcing the score will take a while (although it does add a bit to the suspense)
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Re: 2013 Game?

The Hunger Games: FRC Edition. But in all seriousness I am assuming the return of an unusually shaped playing piece like the tetras. It would also be nice to see a flat field again.
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Did someone say "hockey"?

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Re: 2013 Game?

I want it to be a "rock" wall climbing game- and less obvious references to previous challenges! Also rules that encourage strange forms of mobility.
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stacking game! a stacking water game
A stacking water game? Sounds a bit like a 'nailing jell-o to a tree' game...
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A stacking water game? Sounds a bit like a 'nailing jell-o to a tree' game...
Hey... a Jello-based game would be great, a bit easier to contain than water due to its semi-solidness.
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Re: 2013 Game?

Its that time again but im thinking MArs surface with crater element you hav to stack on top of each other OR using the tetra to form a pryrimid and then have a caterpult to shoot a ball at it Kinda like Angry Birds for the game but ANgry Alliances because you haveto keep build the pyrimid
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Re: 2013 Game?

Here's my idea (haven't seen it before). Not so much of an overall idea, but rather a specific suggestion:

Have the field covered with, say, ping-pong balls. Well, something more durable, but soft so that robots aren't damaged. Have these balls be unrelated to scoring (or maybe a small point bonus for removing them to storage bins along the sides).

With this idea, robots would have to be specifically designed to maneuver through obstacles. I feel that this would make for an interesting break from the previous FRC fields, where all 'bots almost have to use a fairly standard wheel design. Also, of course, this might lead to an actual iteration of the intro videos' famous bulldozer-bot.
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Here's my idea (haven't seen it before). Not so much of an overall idea, but rather a specific suggestion:

Have the field covered with, say, ping-pong balls. Well, something more durable, but soft so that robots aren't damaged. Have these balls be unrelated to scoring (or maybe a small point bonus for removing them to storage bins along the sides).

With this idea, robots would have to be specifically designed to maneuver through obstacles. I feel that this would make for an interesting break from the previous FRC fields, where all 'bots almost have to use a fairly standard wheel design. Also, of course, this might lead to an actual iteration of the intro videos' famous bulldozer-bot.
Field reset volunteers everywhere are groaning at the thought of it. I was ref for FLL this year, and the little LEGO bacteria balls were annoying enough. Now multiply that by 1000
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Re: 2013 Game?

I think FIRST will keep games spectator-friendly like Rebound Rumble from now on. I doubt regolith or complicated scoring will return next year.

Hockey (without a slippery surface) does sound fun though
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Hockey (without a slippery surface) does sound fun though
I think hockey without a slippery surface would be incredibly awkward unless some kind of air-hockey style system was used. I think the Lunacy field and wheels would be great for emulating a hockey game.

Also, if we got a hockey game, would we get hockey fights, FIRST style?
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Also, if we got a hockey game, would we get hockey fights, FIRST style?
GP fights? trying to see who can be the most helpful to the other?
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GP fights? trying to see who can be the most helpful to the other?
Are you trying to be helpful to my alliance partner!? *All alliance robots rush off the bench and go to help out*
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Hey... a Jello-based game would be great, a bit easier to contain than water due to its semi-solidness.
And the regional victors/ regional chairman's award winners could EAT the Jell-o after they won.

yum, Jell-O
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